- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baltimore Official

After months of speculation, today the IZOD IndyCar Series, along with Baltimore Racing Development formerly announced a 5-year agreement beginning with a 2011 race.  Set for August 5th-7th, with 100,000 fans expected to attend it'll be ran on a 2.4 mile street circuit and will wind through the inner harbor in downtown Baltimore and along Camden Yards.


"This is an historic day for Baltimore and the State of Maryland, as well as the entire East Coast Region, as we have finalized plans for the IZOD IndyCar Series racing in Baltimore in 2011. When we began our pursuit of this race over two years ago, we had a number of major steps to accomplish and are so thankful to the State, City and the community for embracing our efforts.  This three-day festival of speed will not just include car racing, but will feature family-friendly activities, offer great entertainment and much, much more." -Baltimore Grand Prix & Baltimore Racing Development CEO, Jay Davidson

 "We are very excited to partner with Baltimore Racing Development to add the Baltimore Grand Prix to the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule. Baltimore is a vibrant market that is strategically located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region. The Inner Harbor will make for a spectacular setting for the race, and Baltimore's downtown area has all of the elements necessary for a successful event weekend. The track design will no doubt produce exciting racing for both drivers and fans alike. We are thankful for the leadership of Baltimore Racing Development, as well as Gov. O'Malley and Mayor Rawlings-Blake, who have made today possible." - Terry Angstadt

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